THE EXPO "Theatre of Power

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  • LOCATION: at the Louvre Museum
theater of power at the Louvre

The Little Gallery, the space dedicated to artistic and cultural education at the Louvre Museum for children, is interested with "Theatre of Power" in the link between art and political power from antiquity to the present day.

The exhibition shows the links that power has with art

  • Theater of Power shows how from antiquity to the present day art has been used as a tool of communication by the power.
  • The exhibition also shows how art can become a propaganda tool when it is in the service of the power. Sovereigns and artists have always had a close relationship.
  • It is this relationship that this exhibition explores throughsome forty emblematic works.
  • President Emmanuel Macron, walking alone on the evening of his election in the courtyard of the Louvre to be cheered by the crowd has perpetuated the tradition that to govern is to foresee that the media will be there. Under Louis XIV, the strategies of propaganda were not so far apart. Communicators of power then used oil paint!

An exhibition conceived in 4 stages:

"Theatre of Power", with a very beautiful scenography reconstituting the atmosphere of ceremony, is very educational. The exhibition is conceived in 4 parts: the figures of the Prince, propaganda, the ancient world, the insignia of power. The first room presents the different "figures of the prince", from the king-builder to the king-priest. The second room highlights the figure of Henry IV, both king in search of legitimacy and model. The third room focuses on the "ancient model". The last room groups together the "insignia of power". Throughout the exhibition, 3D digitization, animations, slideshows, cartels and digital serials make the visit very lively.

The Petite Galerie: the Louvre's educational space for young audiences

The Petite Galerie du Louvre offers an alternative to the Louvre's classic visit for young audiences. The Louvre can be perceived as too big, too imposing, and ill-suited to both children and teenagers, the Louvre Museum has opened this space especially for young audiences - beautiful colors, simple graphics, careful lighting. From now on, each year "La Petite Galerie" explores a theme in a transversal way thanks to major works from prehistory to contemporary creation. The aim is to raise the awareness of the young public through a unique encounter with various works of art. Each year, an exhibition presents some 40 original, multidisciplinary works of art on a chosen theme, drawn from the collections of the Louvre and other national museums. In our opinion, the Petite Galerie is also very suitable for the older ones!

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